Catalogue No: TOCC0013EAN/UPC: 5060113440136Release Date: 01.10.2012Composer: Vladas Jakubėnas Artists: Kasparas Uinskas,
Vilnius String Quartet
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As composer, critic, teacher and musical activist, Vladas Jakubėnas (1904–76) was one of the major cultural figures in pre-World War Two Lithuania, before his post-War exile in the USA. As a student of Schreker in Berlin in 1928–32, he initially wrote in a Neoclassical style – as most of the works on this CD attest – and was nicknamed 'the Lithuanian Hindemith’. Back home, he began to compose in a late-Romantic, gently modernist idiom, tinged with the influence of Lithuanian folk-music.
Vilnius String Quartet, string quartet
Kasparas Uinskas, piano
Rusnė Mataitytė, violin
Edmundas Kulikauskas, cello
Albina Šikšniūtė, piano
St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, chamber orchestra
Donatas Katkus, conductor
Two Pictures, Op. 2, for piano
Prelude and Triple Fugue in D minor for string orchestra
Luke Pratt :
Beautiful music, well performed and recorded. I very much look forward to the upcoming release of Jakubenas choral works.
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